As Startup Durham Region is part of Startup Canada, one of the members of our leadership team (Patrick Lyver) will be going to Startup Canada Day on the Hill for a three day whirlwind in Ottawa. These sessions are from October 17 through the 19th with the final day being a massive celebration of entrepreneurship in Canada. Patrick will be bringing the stories and challenges of entrepreneurs in Durham Region as well as the success of ecosystem partners to the attention of the members of parliament during private meetings.

October 19th is the Startup Canada Day on the Hill conference (which is open to everyone), and entrepreneurship moguls such as Bruce Croxon (founder of Lavalife), Michele Romanow (a CBC Dragon), Dax DaSilva (founder of Lightspeed POS), and Anthony Lacavera (Founder and Chairman of Globalive) will be speaking. If you are interested in attending the conference, Startup Durham has 12 passes available, please contact Patrick directly for one.

As well, Patrick is looking for stories that he can share with the Canada’s members of parliament, please contact him directly (email patrick@startupdurham.ca) if you have any stories to share.